Thursday, October 23, 2008
my green challenge
I know that it looks almost completely felted... in fact, you can hardly identify the individual strands of yarn here. But I am going to see if I can revive this yarn. I have a bag full of it... I haven't counted, but there's probably about ten balls. It was given to me by Dawn who is a fellow Crochet Lover. You might remember that Dawn very generously gave me a ball winder a little while back.
I'm assuming that the yarn has not been stored kindly over the years, and that is why it has felted a little. It also has a strong cigarette smoke odour.
So my plan is to gently unwind and skein the yarn, then wash and dry it, and ball it again. That's as far as the plan goes at this stage. I'm not sure what I will make with it, but some ideas will probably come to mind as I am handling it.
Fingers crossed for a successful revival...